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Commemorative 96 10th Navigation Day Commemorative Issue (1964)

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Stamp SN B096
Stamp Name Commemorative 96 10th Navigation Day Commemorative Issue (1964)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Navigation, Organizations
Issue date 1964-07-11
Suspension date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 25.5x35
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Photographer
Engraver Pao Liang-yu
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper 76-lb〝郵〞(post)
watermarked paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 11 1/2


  The first Navigation Day was celebrated on July 11, 1955, a date which was also the 550th anniversary of Cheng Ho's first voyage of his seven oceanic expeditions made during the Ming dynasty to the South Pacific and along the Indian Ocean coasts. The 10th Navigation Day was on July 11, 1964. To mark this memorial occasion, a set of commemorative postage stamps was issued. The design contrasts an ancient 〝treasure ship〞used during Cheng Ho's oceanic expeditions with a modern liner, showing our early achievement in navigation history and the importance of development of our modern navigation enterprise.